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Why PDP won Abia State: The Orji, Emenike reconciliation factor

THE 2011 general elections have come and gone and the usual electoral battle has shifted to the tribunals. In Abia State where the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the seats contested, viz; governorship, three senatorial seats, eight House of Representative seats and 24 House of Assembly seats. To the party and its supporters in the state, the performance is a feat but it is important to look at the odds that worked in favour of the party to sweep the polls.

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41 years enough to heal wounds of civil war – Gowon

General Yakubu Dan-Yumma Gowon (Jack), GCFR, Nigeria’s former Military Head of State (1966 – 1975) is seldom available. Not in the sense of foreign trips; he is enmeshed in innumerable engagements in the good interest of the nation. At 76, the former ruler is often oblivious of the natural call for the required rest an ageing septuagenarian of his stature should have.

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Proscribe CPC not NYSC- Omo-Omoruyi

Following the successful conduct of the 2011 general election in most parts of the country, Professor Omo Omoruyi is today a happy man. The former Director General of the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) spoke to Vanguard last week in Benin City and urged Nigerians to commend President Goodluck Jonathan for the successful polls.

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GNU: A necessity or jamboree?

GIVEN the support he got from 44 out of the country’s 63 political parties, on his way to a resounding victory at the April 16 presidential elections, President Goodluck Jonathan is considering an all-inclusive cabinet or Government of National Unity (GNU) with members drawn from the leading opposition parties in the country.

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What next for governors who could not deliver their states?

AFTER the 2011 general polls, the 36 state governors of the country can be grouped into five broad categories. They are governors who did not contest governorship elections; governors who sought second term and lost; those who are serving their second terms but could not deliver their states to their respective parties; second term governors who delivered their states to their parties; and of course first time governors who got re-elected.

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